Sunday, July 8, 2012


Greetings readers.
I am still alive. :-D

Having a baby is like getting hit with a ton of bricks.  :-D  I promise, I'll have his birth story up soon, but the important bits are, he's here, we're both fine and life is slowly regaining a bit of rhythm.
Logan Ash Erwin  is what we saddled him with and he was born April 19th in the wee hours of the morning.

It's been a wonderful spring and we've had a great start to the summer too.  I've been enjoying every intoxicating moment of his newborn months.  All the wonderful baby smells, baby kisses and little coos.  The digital world took a backseat as real life held me enthralled.

My full time job went on hiatus for an 11 week maternity leave.  I'm back part time right now, and will resume full time in a couple of weeks.  Yay for employers who aren't asshats!! :-D  Seriously though, America lags so far behind other industrial nations for maternity leave, I'm happy that this company fully supported my 12 week leave, but I can't help but feel that I would have loved a 4 or 5 month break.  Sigh.. C'est la vie, n'est pas?  I'm back to 90% full speed, and feeling great, so hi-ho hi-ho, it's back to work we go.

I'm once again gardening 3 different gardens, which is an odd mirror to my postpartum period with Rowen, when I had 3 different plots in Des Moines. Peas had a good run this spring, Rowen even got into the spirit, and every time we went out to the garden he asked to pick "Peee-pod!"  Lettuce has gone wild in my yard, it's literally sprouting up in the grass and along the edges of every flower bed.  Love it. I had a great crop of radishes, and found out that I like the White French Breakfast radishes a little more than the typical little red ones. Rounding out our salad heaven was a terrific batch of green onions.

I just harvested my beloved garlic crop.  18 beautiful heads, some of the biggest I've ever grown.  Yay!

Whoops!  There's the baby call, gotta run.  I promise, more posts about everything soon.